2024 Apulia

April 24 – May 2, 2024 – Limited space available
Trip Operator:
AHI Travel (Read more and reserve online)
Price: From $3,495 (Air additional)
Trip Length: 9 days
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Indulge your senses on this seven-night experience in seaside Polignano a Mare. Here, in Italy’s southern Apulia region, you’re sure to encounter a true Italian way of life! You’ll traverse fertile plains to endearing fishing villages, family-run farms and medieval towns that leap from fairy tales.

Discover communities set firmly in tempos of the past, from Alberobello to hilltop Locorotondo and Matera, known for its ancient sassi neighborhoods carved from limestone. Wander treasure-filled alleyways in Ostuni and linger by the colorful harbors of Trani and Bari. Stunning architecture waits around every turn, including Lecce’s Basilica of Santa Croce and Roman amphitheater.

Along the way, dig into Apulia’s heirloom recipes, sip wine at a family vineyard and engage with locals at a historic olive oil mill. This small-group journey features an exclusive lecture series, a first-class hotel and an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner. No single supplement for solo travelers.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Bari | Polignano a Mare
  • Day 3 : Bari | Polignano a Mare
  • Day 4 : Locorotondo | Alberobello
  • Day 5 : Lecce | Ostuni
  • Day 6 : Trani | Bisceglie
  • Day 7 : Matera
  • Day 8 : Polignano a Mare
  • Day 9 : Depart for U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a Carolina Alumni member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a Carolina Alumni member in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to become a Carolina Alumni member, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or become a Carolina Alumni member online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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